Friday, April 09, 1999 14:36
Alex Ferguson has laid his cards on the table ahead of his summer contract talks with United chairman Martin Edwards. And he's expecting a big pay rise.
"I have no desire to leave here but I know my worth and if it came to a point of principle over the contract there could be some tough decisions," said the Boss.
"I think George Graham was right when he said that managers who form teams into successful units should not be paid less than players."
"There are only a few of us. There are hundreds of players and they come and go as their contracts allow. They don't get sacked, they simply move on to the next big pay day," claimed the United manager, whose contract with the club runs out at the end of next season.